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A review on factors for maximizing solar fraction under wet climate environment in Malaysia


Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Rafeeu, Yaaseen (2010) A review on factors for maximizing solar fraction under wet climate environment in Malaysia. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (8). pp. 2243-2248. ISSN 1364-0321; ESSN: 1879-0690


Solar energy is the most promising source of clean, renewable energy and it has the greatest potential of any power source to solve the world's energy problems. However, the problem, is how best to harness this vast amount of solar energy. Nevertheless, even if highly efficient Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) could be made cheaply, there would be considerable change in solar power. This technology is expected to be more efficient and to achieve a manufacturing cost of less than $1/W near future. This paper reviews and elaborates the methodology utilized to design and fabricate the solar dish concentrator and outlines the parameters that can be used to increase the efficiency of solar fraction in parabolic dish concentrator under wet climate environment in Malaysia. The study finally provides ideas to the continually increasing ability of these technologies to concentrate and harness solar energy for electricity production and thus eliminate the growing concern over climate change and how it will hurt the region's environment, human health and economy.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2010.04.009
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Renewable energy; CSP; Solar dish concentrator; Solar fraction; Climate change
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 03:00
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 07:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/12117
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